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Feb 19, 2011 8:30am PST
, where majority democrats want to keep spending at 2010 levels. president obama is threatening a veto, if necessary. the bill would cut aid for schools and for the poor. a change approved yesterday would take away every dollar set aside for healthcare reform. other provisions would shelter coal companies and oil refiners from new regulations. >>> tens of thousands of protesters will be back at the state capital in wisconsin today, rallying against a budget cutting plan pushed by the state's new republican governor. >> we will, we will rock you! >> as many as 40,000 people gathered yesterday in and a local sheriff says today the crowd could swell to 70,000. union members like firefighters and teachers want to stop the governor from taking away most of their collective bargaining rights, opposing a plan to prohibit public health workers to contribute more to their pensions. walker says the cuts are necessary to cut budget deficits. >>> in the latest developments from the persian gulf and north africa, human rights watch estimates that 84 people have been killed in a crackdown in libya,
CBS
Feb 5, 2011 8:30am PST
>>> another day, another round of protests, in egypt, as president obama has a warning for the current government. >>> the san jose police department tries an innovative approach in hopes of educating its toughest critics. >>> and they've been called the wave of the future but what is standing in the way of the electric car revolution? it is 8:30 on saturday morning. the 5th of february, 2011. thanks for joining us. i'm anne makovec. >> everywhere? >> yes. >> really? >> isn't it? >> i thought it was june. >> you're making me second- guess myself. actually i have to give myself some credit because the teleprompter says the 4th. >> i'm honest this morning. >> it feels like june. as we see very warm temperatures across the bay this morning. we could be headed for record high temperatures, as we've got a strong offshore breeze developing across the region and temperatures up about 10 degrees already this morning from where we were yesterday at this time. and that trend continues, we will set some records, again upper 60s, to low 70s, and that's the old records throughout the bay ar
CBS
Feb 12, 2011 8:30am PST
. president obama is urging movement towards free elections. he commented on the role of the military during the transition like this. >> that means protecting the rights of egypt's citizens, lifting the emergency law, revising the constitution and other laws to make this change irreversible. >> even though the military is in control of the country right now, obama says it's only a temporary caretaker, and despite the euphoria in egypt, he warns days ahead will be difficult. he says this is not the end of egypt's transition, it is just the beginning. >>> and signs of unrest today in another north african country. about 10,000 people flooded the streets of the capital of algeria. as many as 30,000 police officers tried to stop the protests. a human rights activists says more than 400 people were arrested. marchers want democratic reforms, but unlike in egypt, the protest in algeria is not geared towards getting rid of the president; a state of emergency has been in effect there for nearly 20 years. >>> at least 21 people are dead after a taliban attacked today in afghanistan. 15 police
CBS
Feb 26, 2011 8:30am PST
, president obama signed an executive order freezing the assets in the u.s. held by gadhafi and four of his children. and in new york today, the u.n. security council is meeting again to consider a travel ban and asset freeze against gadhafi and key members of his government. >>> a high seas ferry chartered by the u.s. government finally arrived on the island of malta last night, carrying over 300 evacuees from libya, including almost 200 americans. it had been stuck in the tripoli harbor since wednesday because of rough water and high winds in the area. about 40 of the americans arriving in malta were government officials, including staff from the u.s. embassy at tripoli. the charter plane also left libya on friday with the rest of the u.s. diplomatic personnel. >>> back to our main story around here, certainly the weather, the flakes flying overnight, and the cold. >> you know, it started this morning, workers told me they thought it was christmas. they got up to see the snow and there wasn't any. >> a little disappointing. had you to travel to see a lot of it. >> but it was cold. >> some
CBS
Feb 11, 2011 4:30am PST
obama says he is losing patience. >>> bay area buses followed by armed escorts. the dangerous route now getting extra protection. >>> staying dry now but major changes are coming up in the weather. we'll talk about that coming up. >>> and we have early-morning roadwork this morning on 880/92 in hayward. more traffic hot spots coming up. >>> and good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. it is friday, the 11th of february. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. i think i can say happy friday, everybody. it's 4:30. >>> topping our news, angry protestors back in the streets in egypt this morning. crowds gathering now at several locations including outside the presidential palace in cairo. the president hosni mubarak, you may remember yesterday, refusing demands to step down. everyone thought he would. instead, though, he says he is transferring most of his power to his vice president. egypt's military supports mubarak's plan to stay in office. and here's live look at cairo, tahrir square. organizers calling for millions to protest today, as ines ferre reports the
CBS
Feb 6, 2011 7:30am PST
dick cheney urging obama administration to move cautiously on egypt he says the u.s. should take measured steps in public and much of the pressure, too much pressure could backfire. >> cheney added quote whatever comes next in egypt is going to be defor maybed by the people of egypt -- determined by the people of egypt. >> closed door trial of three uc berkeley graduates is under way in iran. sarah, shane and josh are all arrested and accused of spying while hiking near the iran/iraq border july 2009. showered was released on bail in september and returned to the states, it is not clear whether she will be tried in absten sha or if any of the three were present during the five hour hearing their lawyer says he was denied a request to visit the two men held over there hours before the trial began if convicted they could face town 10 years in prison. -- face up to 10 years in prison. >> a bay area community that saw a spike in gang related killings last year is trying to turn things around. >> reporter: demonstrators at san franciscos un plaza say they are encouraged by and want to
CBS
Feb 18, 2011 6:00am PST
barack obama waking up in the bay area this morning. last night, he had dinner with the best minds in silicon valley. let's go to anne makovec. she is at sfo where he will board air force one to go to oregon in a few hours. >> reporter: we just spotted air force one. it's on the tarmac here behind me across this waterway pretty far away. but you can see the tail there and a little american flag. it may be air force one, taking off here from sfo this morning. he is headed up to hillsborough, oregon. here's a look at the president's arrival last evening to the cloudy and rainy bay area. he is here on the west coast to promote his agenda to make the u.s. more competitive globally. he is pushing for new spending on innovation, education, high- speed rail and faster internet service. he is also looking for ideas on how to create more jobs through technology. so last night he had dinner with the innovators 6 some successful silicon valley valley companies looking for ideas. 26-year-old facebook founder mark zuckerberg, apple leader steve jobs, and google's ceo, eric schmitt. some other big
CBS
Feb 7, 2011 5:00am PST
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CBS
Feb 18, 2011 4:30am PST
obama is still here in the bay area this morning. last night, he dined with silicon valley celebrities. he is looking for support for his plan to spend on high-tech initiatives. anne makovec is at sfo where the president is about to take off in four hours or so. >> reporter: he is leaving from sfo this morning hopefully the weather is going to hold up for his departure. but somehow even when the rest of the planes are delayed, obama's plane air force one makes it out. today he is headed to oregon. here's a look at his arrival here in the bay area yesterday to the cloudy rainy bay area. he is on the west coast to promote his agenda to make the u.s. more competitive globally pushing for new spending on innovation, education, high- speed rail and faster internet service. last night he had dinner win innovators like mark zuckerberg, steve jobs and eric schmitt at the private home of a venture capitalist, which meant massive security measures in the neighborhood. so excited people as you can see there. [ yelling ] >> reporter: and closed roads. neighbors didn't seem to mind. >> it's importa
CBS
Feb 12, 2011 1:35am PST
issues the protestors rose up against. tonight, a much different tune in washington. president obama praised the protestors. this is what mr. obama said about the role of egypt's military during this transition. >> that means protecting the rights of egypt's citizens, lifting the emergency laws, revising the constitution and other laws to make this change irreversibel. >> even though the military is in control of the country right now mr. obama says it is only a temporary caretaker an despite the euphoria in egypt the president warns the days ahead will be difficult. he said this is not the ends of egyptian's transition, it is just the beginning. >> i'm proud of what they did. i feel deep admiration for their courage and their will to fight for their life and for their liberty and for dignity. >> and back at home in san francisco today demonstrators had planned to hold on emergency protest at the un plaza. it turned into a celebration instead. organizers say the same thing will probably happen for a planned solidarity vigil tomorrow. >>> police officers in vallejo late this afternoon
CBS
Feb 15, 2011 1:35am PST
you. >>> president obama will be in the bay area this week. he'll talk with tech leaders about jobs, green technology and education. he unveiled his $3.7 trillion budget for 2012 today. president obama says it contains tough choices and sacrifices like freezing or reducing some poverty programs. it also includes billions of new dollars for education, for regulation of financial markets, and for the development of cleaner fuels. republicans say that the cuts are not deep enough and promise a tough fight in congress to get the budget passed. >>> headlines around the bay area now. in pleasanton, archaeologists found 19 sets of maloney indian remains across from the fair grounds, safe way suspended construction on a store at that site while a survey firm surveys the burrell ground. >>> police believe the same thief is responsible for 10 robberies in the east bay over the past 7 months, the most recent in hayward and fremont. he targets drug stores and sandwich shops between 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. he buys a few snacks and then pulls out a handgun and demands cash. so far he hasn't fired that
CBS
Feb 4, 2011 5:00pm PST
. how president obama is piling on the pressure for egypt's president to transfer power and step down. >> super bowl activities turn dangerous. >>> vanity and volunteering, how a shot of botox is helping give back to the community. ,,,,,,,, ♪ stinky ♪ hefty ♪ stinky ♪ hefty ♪ stinky, stinky ♪ hefty, hefty, hefty [ announcer ] hefty bags with unscented odor block technology... help neutralize odors and stop the stinkies. ♪ stinky, stinky, stinky ♪ hefty, hefty, hefty hundred thousand >>> well, they're calling it the day of departure, the biggest demonstration since tuesday. they're demanding that president hosni mubarak leave now. after two days of deadly clashes and 11 days of protesting, the tension was kept at bay. military tanks separated promubarak protesters are antigovernment protesters. meanwhile, the obama administration is beginning to talk to them about the transfer of power. >> there needs to be a transition process that begins now. it must initiate a process that respects the rights of the egyptian people that leads to fair elections. >> one way democrats s
CBS
Feb 2, 2011 4:30am PST
obama spoke with mubarak by telephone yesterday evening. the white house says mr. obama initiated the call and the two presidents spoke for about a half hour. >> what is clear and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, peaceful and it must begin now. >> meanwhile, an internet service is returning to egypt today after the country's government cut it off for several days. >>> yemen's president is responding to protestors demanding his ouster. today, he told yemen's parliament he will not seek re- election and won't try to have his son inherit the presidency. he has been in power for more than 30 years. >>> a saddening to the search for a young kidnap victim. the body of 4-year-old juliani cardenas was recovered from the delta-mendota canal in the san joaquin valley. the boy's body was located about 30 miles downstream from where the suspect's car was found last week. juliani was grabbed from his grandmother's arms two weeks ago in the town of patter son. last night, hundreds of people went to the patterson city hall for
CBS
Feb 26, 2011 5:30pm PST
: president obama is calling on moammar gadhafi to step down and leave libya. the president made the comments during a private phone call to germany's chancellor. his strongest statement yet on the uprising in libya. thousands are trying to leave the country. british citizens struggled through a massive crowd in tripoli's airport to board the last government plane. >> very happy. the most happy in the world in this moment. >> reporter: two u.k. military planes rescued more than 150 civilians from libya's desert, many oil workers. >> i wasn't scared, it was just not knowing when we could get out or not was the biggest thing. >> reporter: americans who arrived in malta from libya by ferry saturday spent much of their day in a control center set up by the u.s. embassy. libya's embattled government began sending out armed patrols to protect tripoli against rebels. gadaffi's son says the country remains calm despite violence in the capitol city. by some estimates more than 1000 people have been killed in libya and that's why the united nations security council held an emergency meeting saturday to
CBS
Feb 2, 2011 5:00pm PST
and that time is now. >> reporter: protestors urged president obama to go further. >> president obama, say directly to mubarak, you have to leave and peace will be returned to egypt in one second. >> reporter: the state department is helping americans leave egypt. but the university of california says it used its own resources to get 19ucla archaeological students safely out of the country. the 19 students flew on a charter flight to spain and should return to california this week. >>> now, coming up on the cbs evening news, katie couric reports from cairo tonight with protestors saying the time has come for a new egypt and she is going to have the latest on the crisis at 5:30. >>> well, proof tonight even luxury isn't safe from the recession. a nearly century old high-end hotel in the east bay has filed for bankruptcy. juliette goodrich with what this means for the future of the claremont hotel and spa, juliette. >> reporter: hi, allen. you know, on an absolutely beautiful day like this, the claremont hotel is breathtaking. take a look at this. it is a fixture in the bay area.
CBS
Feb 7, 2011 6:00pm PST
request. >> when it comes to manners of the economy, they are miles apart. president obama and the u.s. chamber of commerce are geographic neighbors in washington, d.c. today the president walked over to pay a visit. alexis christopher on his call for a new partnership. >> reporter: president obama walked the block to the chamber of commerce for a neighbor of business leaders. >> maybe if i had brought over a fruit cake when i first moved in we would have got off to a better start. >> reporter: they have butted heads over financial regulations and the healthcare overhaul. now both sides are looking to work together. >> i have got one message. my message is now is the time to invest in america. >> reporter: president obama argued businesses have a responsibility to help the u.s. economy. he called on executives to start using the nearly $2 trillion on their balance sheets to create jobs. the president pledged to help american businesses compete with a change in the corporate tax code and a push for more exports. but he warned that shouldn't translate into more record wall street profits
CBS
Feb 17, 2011 4:30am PST
searching for a second suspect, 35-year-old jerry williams. >>> president obama is coming to the bay area tonight. he will meet with heavyweights from the tech industry. the private event will be held at a home here in san francisco. the group is expected to discuss the president's tech agenda as well as jobs, education and innovation. it's part of the president's effort to reach out to the business community. the white house has not released the guest list just yet, but it's said to include facebook's ceo mark zuckerberg as well as executives from valley giants like cisco systems, intel and google. >>> san jose's mayor chuck reed will deliver the annual state of the city this evening. the speech is set to begin about 7:00 at the civic auditorium. tonight's event won't be festive given the bleak financial situation. city. the budget deficit is projected athe $110 million. earlier this week the city said hundreds of jobs could be lost in the fire and police departments under a worst-case scenario. >> if you think about our patrol force itself is roughly 560, half the patrol force would be
CBS
Feb 4, 2011 6:00am PST
- government demonstrators are in cairo's square. the obama administration says sit topping for top egyptian officials about seth up an interim government there. >>> let's get a check of traffic and weather around the bay area. and it is shaping up to be a gorgeous weekend. >> yeah, doesn't get better than this in the middle of winter. beautiful sunshine coming our way today. a couple patches of fog to start out the day and cool in spots. cold in santa rosa right now. fog there. 34degrees. 37 in the napa valley. more patchy fog toward the immediate coastline. but by the afternoon, what a day it's going to be. tell you what, how about 78 in santa rosa today. and 67 degrees in san jose. i'll tell you what, it's going to be warmer for the weekend. more details coming up. right now, let's check on traffic. >> thank you. >>> to san jose we go, north 101, it was a four-car crash. blocking one of the right lanes. everything is over to the shoulder. but check this out, traffic backed up. so give yourself extra time. seeing delays on the parkway as well. no accidents or incidents through the
CBS
Feb 4, 2011 4:30am PST
will die in this place. >> reporter: the obama administration is reportedly talking with egyptian officials about ways to resolve the crisis. the discussions are said to include having hosni mubarak step down now instead of when his term expires in september. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton condemned the violence thursday and called for a smooth political transition. >> the egyptian people expect a meaningful process that yields concrete changes. >> reporter: u.s. lawmakers also turned up the pressure. >> stop the blood letting, let's start a peaceful transition to a free and open society. >> reporter: but on the streets of cairo, few are listening to calls from the outside world, focused instead on the battle pitting egyptian against egyptian for the future of their country. >>> and these are live pictures of the protesters in cairo. today's protesters passed through a series of security check points following violence in that square yesterday. >>> anti-government demonstrations face increasingly dangerous situations. a police shows tearing through the crowds and
CBS
Feb 2, 2011 6:00am PST
he will but only after elections in september. president obama spoke with mubarak by telephone yesterday evening. >> what is clear and what i indicated tonight president mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful and it must begin now. >> meanwhile, the u.s. embassy in egypt says a mandatory evacuation is under way. two charter planes are being used to get more than 1,000 staff members and their families out of that country. >>> later today, president obama is taking a step to reset ties with rush on nuclear arms. he is expected to sign the new start treaty. russia has already agreed to it. under that deal, each country will be allowed about 1500 strategic warheads. that is down from the current 2200. >>> the senate is expected to hold a vote today on repealing the healthcare law. their efforts supported by a federal judge in florida who ruled the law unconstitutional on monday. a gop spokesman said all 47 republicans in the chamber will vote for the repeal lot amendment would need 60 votes. the house passed the repeal last month. >>
CBS
Feb 4, 2011 5:00am PST
another day of demonstrations against president hosni mubarak. the obama administration and egyptian officials are talking about ways to end the crisis. they include the possibility that hosni mubarak would resign immediately. the administration is calling for a smooth political transition. >> the egyptian people expect a meaningful process that yields concrete changes. >> today's protest is aimed at getting hosni mubarak to leave immediately. they're calling today friday of departure. >>> and it is a dangerous place for anti-government demonstrators. video posted online, this is pretty disturbing, shows a police van tearing through the crowds, running over a number of people. and this one shows a diplomatic car hitting several protesters. >> can i see your passports, please? >>> we could learn today whether the oakland police chief will stay on the job. he has been waiverring on his future in oakland since learning he did not get the top cop job in san jose. on monday, he said he would meet with the oakland mayor in the coming days. he has said he has concerns about support
CBS
Feb 25, 2011 5:00am PST
punish qaddafi. president obama discussed it with leaders from europe. the white house is considering several actions now. >> there are no options we're taking off the table but we are focusing on the options we can take to affect the situation in the near term. >> both u.n. and nato panels meeting today. hundreds of americans have finally left libya heading for malta. >>> a college student from saudi arabia is due in federal court in texas today. 20-year-old khalid ali aldawsari is accused of planning a terror plot with explosive chemicals he bought online. authorities say his potential targets included nuclear plants and even the dallas home of former president george w. bush. now, according to court documents, he wrote in his personal journal that he had been planning an attack in the u.s. for years. >>> lawmakers in wisconsin facing a deadline today to balance the state budget. last night they passed a bill that would strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights. this measure now goes to the senate. tens of thousands of protestors have gathered at the state capi
CBS
Feb 9, 2011 6:00am PST
soon be history. the "wall street journal" says the obama administration could introduce several plans this week aimed at phasing out the two troubled agencies. the federal government bailed them both out in 2008. >>> drivers who don't pay their tickets are getting the boot in one east bay city. the berkeley council has voted to stop towing and impounding cars. instead, a boot will be put on the car to immobilize it. a driver would have to pay all his tickets and a $140 fee to get a code to unlock the boot. some towing companies say they could lose up to 30% of their business if that happens. >>> potentially big boost for the high-speed rail project in california. the white house has announced plans to spend $58 billion on a high-speed railroad over the next 6 years. california would be a major recipient for the project to connect the bay area and southern california with high- speed rail lines. but before it's a done deal, federal funding still faces an uphill battle in the republican- controlled house. >>> it is 6:20. she wants to lead by expect. the financial sacrifice oakland's may
CBS
Feb 23, 2011 12:00pm PST
marriage by uncle sam. the obama administration says it will no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law that bans the recognition of same-sex marriage. the justice department had backed the defense of marriage act until now. obama administration officials note the supreme court has ruled that laws criminalizing homosexual conduct are unconstitutional. >>> president obama is condemning the bloodshed in libya as new scenes of violence and chaos begin to trickle out of that country. the this is the latest amateur video that appears to show protestors destroying monuments and posters of their ruler moammar qaddafi. reports are surfacing that a libyan pilot chose to crash his jet instead of bombing a city. today the state department began ferrying u.s. citizens out of the country to the malta. the evacuation comes a day after qaddafi vowed to fight until his last drop of blood. >> he clearly is defiant and has pledged more violence here and so i don't think this is going to end quietly. >> president obama is expected to speak on the turmoil in libya a little later today or tomorr
CBS
Feb 17, 2011 5:00pm PST
out on bail. >>> president obama headed to the bay area. tonight, where secret service agents are already gathering. >>> the new bay bridge set to open earlier than expected. but the changes are going to start in just a few months. >>> i'm juliette goodrich in the east bay where there is a new spin on selling girl scout cookies. take a look! they are going crazy. i'll tell you about this new sales pitch coming up. ,, rocket scientists! you gave us the space age... but your savings accounts are stuck in the stone age! earn more commodore with interestplus savings at capitalone.com. that's new school banking, baby! [ laughs ] instead of earning zilch, your savings will be earning three times the national average. three times more? roger that! go online and sign up at capitalone.com. what's in your wallet?! this is a live look from s-f-o, where air force one is expected to touch down in abo >>> right now president obama is on his way to the bay area. we have live look for from you sfo, where air force one is expected to touch down in just about 35 minutes. the president will then boa
CBS
Feb 15, 2011 4:30am PST
. barack obama is scheduled to meet thursday evening with tech leaders and then spend the night here. it will be a private meeting to talk about the president's new budget plan, which includes money for research and development, education and clean energy. meanwhile, on capitol hill, several hearings about the new budget plan are scheduled today. michael herzenberg with what's at stake. >> reporter: today the white house gets a chance to defend its new budget plan before lawmakers. budget director jacob lou will testify at a house hearing this morning just a day after president obama unveiled the $3 .7 trillion proposal. >> even as we cut out things we can afford to do without, we have a responsibility to invest in those areas that will have the biggest impact in our future. >> reporter: the president's plan calls for investments in areas like education and research but aims to slash $1 trillion from the deficit over the next decade. spending cuts would affect programs from urban development grants to heating assistance for low-income families. >> this budget does more spending, more tax
CBS
Feb 17, 2011 12:00pm PST
kept in solitary confinement. >>> and president obama on his way to the bay area to meet with silicon valley "a" listers. a sneak peek at the guest list. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, d girl. c-b-s 5 >>> welcome back, everyone. a walnut creek police officer is facing charges for allegedly having sex with an underaged girl. cbs 5 has learned that officer sean wallace was arrested and is out on bail. the girl is between 16 and 18. no other details are released. >>> an east bay narcotics agent now in isolation for his protection after being arrested on drug charges. 49-year-old norman wielsch is commander of a narcotics enforcement team in contra costa county. he is accused of stealing and selling confiscated drugs. his lawyer says he is in isolation for fear that other criminals may hurt him. >> it's very difficult time for him. i mean, you can imagine allegations like this are devastating, especially to an officer that's had such a stellar career. >> bail for wielsch has been set at $660,000. a friend of his is also under arrest. >>> president obama will visit the bay area a little later today.
CBS
Feb 17, 2011 5:00am PST
you. >>> tonight president obama will be meeting with some of the silicon valley's top tech executives. the dinner meeting will be at a private home in san francisco. the group is expected to discuss the president's tech agenda as well as jobs, education and innovation. it's all part of the president's effort to reach out to the business community. now, the white house has not yet released the guest list but it's said to include facebook ceo mark zuckerberg as well as executives from valley giants like cisco systems, intel and google. >>> the bay bridge construction project appears to be running ahead of schedule. let's go to anne makovec. she is near the bay bridge this morning to tell us what changes drivers can expect. anne, good morning. we are getting used to changes these days. >> reporter: yes. that's right. well, number one, it's very rainy out here so we are prepared for that. but if you have driven across the bay bridge recently you probably noticed all of the progress that they have been making on the construction. here's a gorgeous view behind me. i'm right now i
CBS
Feb 15, 2011 6:00am PST
come from the legislative analyst's office at the request of democrats. >>> president obama coming to the bay area this week to sell his new budget. barack obama scheduled to meet thursday evening with tech industry leaders and then spend the night here. the "mercury news" reports it will be a private meeting to talk about the budget plan which includes money for research, development, education and clean energy. >>> congress begins hearings this morning on the president's new $3.7 trillion budget plan. the white house says the proposal would cut a trillion dollars from the deficit over the next decade. some democrats say the budget makes too many cuts though. some republicans say the cuts aren't deep enough. >>> time now 6:06. egypt is asking for international aid to help repair the economic damage from days of protests that ousted president hosni mubarak. a statement posted on the foreign ministry's website says america, great britain and saudi arabia have already offered support. meanwhile, a member of the committee appointed by egypt's ruling military to amend the constitution say
CBS
Feb 24, 2011 4:30am PST
suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and it is unacceptable. >> reporter: president obama weighed in on the crisis for the first time wednesday. he will send secretary of state hillary clinton to geneva monday for international talks to end the violence. experts predict if other countries don't step in, the situation will only escalate. >> this is really a fight to the death, i think, in libya, not only for qaddafi and his regime but for the protestors and their ability to survive another day. >> reporter: one diplomat estimates 1,000 people have been killed in the last week alone. michael herzenberg for cbs news, washington. >>> we're just learning that wikileaks founder julian assange can be extradited to sweden to face sex crimes charges. that ruling coming down from a british judge just within the hour. assange has been fighting extradition for weeks. his lawyers say he will appeal. two women accused him of rape and sexual molestation. his lawyers say he won't get a fair trial and may be extradited to the united states. >>> the death toll from the new zealand earthquake is app
CBS
Feb 19, 2011 11:00pm PST
what is happening here, including president obama, who views the bill as an attack on organized labor and whose arm of the democratic committee is helping to mobilize the demonstrators. cbs news, madison, wisconsin. >>> outside the white house today, hundreds of protesters urged president obama to help the people of libya. libya is just one of several countries in the middle east involved in antigovernment protests. demonstrators in bahrain celebrated as the military withdrew its tanks and riot police from the capital. the monarchy appears to be backing away from further confrontation. the country faces violent clashes in algeria and yemen. >>> a new stop for bart. the station that will help thousands in the east bay to get around. >>> and tonight, thousands brave the cold to celebrate the chinese new year, which stopped as soon as the parade started. opened for ,,,,,, ,,,,,,,, passengers today the 106-million s >>> the trivalley area has a new bart station. the pleasantton stop opened for passengers today. the $106 million station is expected to make public transit more accessi
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Feb 10, 2011 10:00pm PST
impatient president obama is demanding egypt's leadership make clear what changes are taking place. mr. obama questions whether the power shift is an immediate, meaningful or sufficient sign of reform. >>> gunmen have been shoot at buss in the east bay. and starting tonight the buses are getting security. armed escort now trail the buses along the route in north richmond from market to 6th and mcdonnell. robert lyles shows you more. >> reporter: unusual is right. and here is why. the union representing ac transit drivers says that for two years both their drivers and the passengers have been sitting ducks. they say that they have been attacked every year for those two years by someone at gunpoint. now, the union has offered an ultimatum. it is either the buss will be followed by a sheriff's cruiser as you see pulling here into the bart station here in richmond or there will be no bus service here. and it all started with a bus attack that we brought you exclusively last night. cbs 5 showed you the bullet riddled bus line last night. eight to ten hooded young men approached the bus
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Feb 26, 2011 11:00pm PST
. >>> president obama calling for the libyan leader moammar gadhafi to step down. libya and the ruling family now facing punishment for the deadly response to antigovernment protests. scott goldberg with more on tonight's u.n. decision. >> reporter: onlookers reacted with surprise as the united nations security council unanimously voted to levy strong sanctions against libya. even china's representative agreed to the sanctions to place international travel bans on moammar gadhafi, his family and members of his inner circle. to freeze the family's assets and to refer the case to a war crime's tribunal in the hague. >> this is a clear warning to the libyan government that it must stop the killing. >> reporter: the vote followed a day of meetings interrupted as members of the council conferred with their own governments about the language and scope of the sanctions. saturday president obama made his strongest comments to date on the uprising saying in a private phone call to germany's chancellor gadaffi should step down and leave the country. 150 civilians were rescued from the libyan desert. ma
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Feb 11, 2011 10:00pm PST
. >> president obama this afternoon talking about the role of egypt's military during the transition. even though the military is in control of the country right now, mr. obama says it's only a temporary caretaker and despite the euphoria in egypt right now and the president warns the days ahead will be difficult wins. he says that this is not the end of egypt's transition. it's just the beginning. and back here in the bay area, egyptian americans are celebrating that revolution half a world away. >> i'm proud of what the egyptian people did. i feel deep admiration for their courage and their will to fight for their life and for their liberty and for dignity. >> demonstrators had planned to hold an emergency protest against mubarak at u.n. plaza in san francisco. it turned into a celebration instead. the same thing will likely happen for a planned solidarity vigil at the plaza tomorrow. >>> a fresh start needs a fresh scrub. it is just after 8:00 saturday morning in cairo. these are live pictures showing people milling about there had been a call for a massive cleanup effort to begin in ta
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Feb 3, 2011 12:00pm PST
departures are scheduled today. the obama administration is stepping up pressure on mubarak, a long-time american ally. they want him to leave office immediately. >> and we pray that the violence in egypt will end and that the rights and aspirations of the egyptian people will be realized and that a better day will dawn over egypt. >> president obama made that remark at the morning national prayer breakfast. the white house is warning egypt, u.s. aid will ride on president mubarak's decision. protestors calling for another massive demonstration tomorrow. they have declared it the day of departure, the day they want president mubarak gone. so far, he is refusing to leave before his term is over in september. >>> recalled food, the grocery store knows who bought it. at least the ones who use their club cards. so why don't they call and warn them? the new lawsuit against safeway. >> get ready. pay more for less, big changes that could be in store for thousands of bay area commuters. >>> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the cbs 5 weather center. at least this beautiful weather is fre
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Feb 1, 2011 10:00pm PST
out now. today, president obama seemed to echo that. >> what is clear, and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak, is that i believe an ordinarily transformation must be orderly, peaceful, and must begin now. >> reporter: he sent the former u.s.ambassador to egypt, to cairo to ask that mubarak not run for reelection. president obama also had a message for egypt, he said we hear your voices. >> reporter: they're hoping to rewrite egyptian history. revolutionaries like the three mcgee sisters. why is today different? >> now or never. >> it's now or never, we have to stand up. >> reporter: stand up and be counted at the mass rally. she says crowd size matters. >> morally it matters. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: by and large, the faces of this revolt are political, and religious moderates, not professional protesters, but in many cases, educated secular first time activists. fed up, but fired up too. different generations, same dream. an end to what he calls living in darkness. >> we don't care who is going to be the next president, as long as there's going to be democracy. >> i'm
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Feb 28, 2011 5:00am PST
clinton meeting with foreign ministers in geneva. officials say the obama administration wants to aid libyans trying to oust qaddafi. >>> wildfires consuming parts of west texas. so far nearly 90,000 acres. a 5-year-old girl was killed when heavy snow cover led to an eight-car -- when heavy smoke led to an eight-car accident. 58 homes were destroyed and gusty winds continue to fuel the fires. >>> the new bay bridge tower getting taller today. crews will start the next phase of the project adding nearly 100 feet to the structure. when it's finished it will be 480 feet high. that's just 45 feet short of the final height. >>> it is height. >>> officials at the airport are going to ban solicitation of money. it will cover inside and outside the terminal following many complaints from travelers about harassment. groups can still use two so- called free speech booths but they cannot ask for any money. the airport commission votes on the plan tomorrow. >>> protestors in wisconsin back in full force today opposing a bill aimed at weakening their unions. last night police backed away from the
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Feb 17, 2011 6:00am PST
, president obama coming to the bay area meeting with heavyweights from the tech industry. a private dinner will be at a home in san francisco. the group is expected to discuss the president's tech agenda, jobs, education and innovation part of his effort to reach out to the business community. the white house hasn't released the guest list but it's said to include facebook's ceo mark zuckerberg as well as executives from cisco systems, intel and google. >>> oakland police tell us they have no suspects for a triple shooting near interstate 880 and 98th avenue. three people were wounded on hunter avenue about 8:45 p.m. last night, the victims two men and a woman. two were shot on the street, the other was in a car. they are all expected to survive. >>> commander of a special drug task force under arrest this morning accused of selling the very drugs that he was supposed to be keeping off the streets. christin ayers is in martinez where the suspects are in jail. she joins us now live from martinez. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that top commander that you spoke about normal
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Feb 23, 2011 6:00pm PST
tonight in a sudden change of white house policy president obama took that law and hung it out to dry. k cbs radio has more on the president's decision. >> dana today what president obama did was decided the defensive marriage act is unconstitutional so they will no longer defend it in court. in states where same-sex marriage is legal they can sue the federal government for benefits and they will win because the federal government won't put up a fine. diane finestein will introduce a bill to repeal the defensive marriage act. in san francisco today, the gay couples who are trying to overturn california's proposition 8 asked the 9th circuit court of appeals to lift its stay on same-sex marriage in california and let those marriages resume now because they say the appeals process is just going to dragon too long perhaps another year. dana, those couples are encouraged by what president obama did today. they think the presidential decision could influence the federal courts eventually to rule in their favor. >> doug, i am wondering what the response in this is within the gay community to
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Feb 23, 2011 4:30am PST
cracking down on demonstrators. the obama administration calls the bloodshed completely unacceptable. >> it is the responsibility of the government of libya to respect the universal rights of their own people, including the right to free expression and assembly. >> reporter: in new york tuesday, the u.n. security council and libya's own deputy ambassador also condemned the violence. >> once again, i call on the regime to stop killing innocent people. >> reporter: but the bloody battle is far from over. qaddafi threatens to "cleanse libya house by house" unless protestors surrendered. michael herzenberg, washington. >>> search-and-rescue teams from around the world are trying to find earthquake survivors in new zealand. about 300 people are missing after that magnitude 6.3 earthquake. the number of dead is up to 75 but that's expected to increase as the searches continue into demolished buildings. police are enforcing an overnight curfew in the downtown area of christchurch. >> she is in the classroom! are you in the classroom? hey, people are doing everything to save you! >> trapped
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Feb 27, 2011 11:00pm PST
activists pushing for elimination of the environmental protection agency and calls president obama clueless on foreign policy. >>> wisconsin state police tonight decided against forcibly evicting protestors from the capitol building. they have occupied the retunda for three weeks. a walkout by state democrats have halted the vote. >>> capturing a town close to moammar gadhafi's stronghold in tripoli, bracing for a counter attack from sources loyal to gadaffi. scott goldberg says the conflict appears headed to a violent climb ax climax. >> reporter: three days of heavy fighting with government forces. more than a dozen people died in the battle. the opposition controls tanks and antiaircraft guns and they vowed to keep fighting until libyan leader moammar gadhafi steps down. >> we don't need moammar any more. >> reporter: they show no signs of losing the grip. widespread international criticism and sanctions from the u.s., britain, and the united nations. secretary of state hillary clinton arrived in geneva sunday for a meeting of the u.n. human rights council. before departing sayi
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Feb 18, 2011 5:00pm PST
. >>> president obama wrapped up a quick trip to the bay area this morning. he boarded air force one at sfo, traveled up to portland, oregon. he visited an intel plant that's being expanded there. san jose's mayor points out, the brains are here. but the tax incentives to build and create tech manufacturing jobs are in neighboring states such as oregon. >>> a personal revelation on the house floor. >> the gentleman from new jersey has just put my stomach in knots. >> the unexpected and emotional speech by representty jackie speier. >>> a convenient new stop for commuters. how soon bart will open its doors to a newest dublin station. >> and it's a bird, it's a plane, and that's something terrorists should fear. ,, ,,,,,,,, >>> whoops! this is not a parking position the owners of the house are used to nor do they want t firefighters say that it was a 69-year-old woman who lost control of her suv and drove right into the side of the garage there. by the way, she snapped a gas main in the process. the accident happened early this morning on oak street in hayward. now, the good news is, nobo
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Feb 23, 2011 5:00pm PST
weather. they should resume the tomorrow. today president obama condemned the violence. >> the suffering and bloodshed is outrageous, and it is unacceptable. so are threats and orders to shoot peaceful protestors and further punish the people of libya. >> secretary of state hillary clinton will travel to geneva on monday to take part in an international discussion on the unrest across that region. >>> rescuers are using drills, saws, their bare hands sometimes, to pull earthquake survivors from the rubble in new zealand. one woman was found after being buried under debris for 24 hours. her husband, overcome with joy when he saw her alive. but it's been harder and harder to find survivors. crews are having to make some heart-wrenching decisions. >> there's been, frankly, no sign of life in this building for the last eight hours or so. and so we are concentrating our resources where we know that we can get maximum benefit. >> so far, 120 people have been rescued. 76 people confirmed dead but nearly 300 people still listed as missing. >>> after more than 70 years, the golden gate
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Feb 5, 2011 1:35am PST
it is only in name. cbs news, cairo. >>> obama administration officials tell the new york times some of the possible exit strategies floated to egypt's president. among them going to his home in a resort home or going to germany for a medical checkup. >>> congresswoman gabrielle giffords is recovering so well that her husband has decided to go back into space. nasa astronaut mark kelly is said to command a shuttle mission this april to the international space station. kelly will resume training on monday. he has been on leave since his wife was shot in the head last months in tucson. >> i know her very well. and she would be very comfortable with the decision that i made. >> well, nasa observed commander kelly for a week before allowing him to return to his command. kelly says that he is hopeful his wife will be in florida for the launch. >> well, it is friday, a day when many people like to have a beer or four. but wait until you see this. grace lee shows us a bay area brewery started serving a seasonal brew today that has people lined up for hours just to get it. >> reporter:
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Feb 21, 2011 12:00pm PST
protestors, killed by gunfire. >> reporter: obama administration is condemning the crackdown, indicating the libyan government could face consequences, for using force against the protestors. >> it is another day of protests on the streets of yemen. anti government demonstrators are calling on him to give up his rule he is calling for a national dialogue instead of giving up power. >>> in bahrain a group of young protestors are demanding the entire ruling monarchy step down. eight people have died in clashes with government troops in this tiny gulf nation one of washington's key allies for fighting terrorism. joel brown cbs news the white house. >> back in the bay area muni's executive director could be leaving according to the san francisco chronicle, nathaniel ford is a finalist for running the airport authority in washington dc. he will hear if he got the job by march 1st. his departure would come at a critical time for muni they are facing a billion dollar short fall over the next 20 years. >>> the last day to help out schools in contra costa county buying a new car. this
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Feb 4, 2011 12:00pm PST
you really love this country, leave this country. >> the obama administration is discussing proposals with top leaders this egypt he would leave office immediately rather than the plan he had to serve out the remaining of his term and moments ago egypt's government decided to relax the curfew in place for days. >> a few more hours on the streets. coming up a warning for verizon customers why the company may slow down your service on purpose plus. >> no interest for a year. a great deal. so i don't remember how hard they pushed it, they mentioned it, it sounded good. >> yeah, then he got a bill for $1,300 why that 0 interest financing can wind up costing you big bucks. >> and working moms and kids, the real weight of all those long hours at the office. >>> i am lawrence car know in karnow. wait until you see how warm it will get this weekend ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> a live look at wall street now the dow up 12 points but it has been in a seesaw mode after mixed unemployment report, that jobs report catching wall street by surprise. new numbers out from the labor department show e
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Feb 3, 2011 6:00am PST
city officials telling them that marijuana growers could be prosecuted. >>> president obama speaking on egypt right now. these are live -- this is live look at the national prayer breakfast. he said he is praying that the violence in egypt will end and that a brighter day will dawn. in just a few minutes we'll have live report from vicki barker a cbs radio news reporter currently in egypt monitoring that situation. >>> it is 6:21. meet the mallicoats. we are going to check in again with my new co-anchor frank as they travel cross-country to san francisco. >> they are on the long trek. >> plus a condo in the south bay is changing its tune. the new and more affordable move to bring in residents. ,, ,,,,,,,, [ man ] i was deciding what to do with my citi thankyou points when it happened... [ glass breaks ] ...again. ♪ [ child ] run! [ man ] first it was the mailbox, then my squirrel... and now, this. so i used my points to make a donation to get the park down the street built. when it finally opened, i also used my points for... car repair. [ male announcer ] use citi thankyou points for
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Feb 20, 2011 7:30am PST
obama flipped the switch to light it up here is how it looked yesterday morning much less regal it was knocked over by strong winds the tree was planted in 1978, it was 47 years old. national park service workers mulched it yesterday afternoon they have picked out a replacement. >>> state senator leyland owe finds himself in a difficult spot over a proposed ban on a popular dish. >> politics and food. and chinese new year all comes together with senator leyland yee who is running for mayor of san francisco and also softening his position on proposed ban on shark fin soup. he opposed to bill which sacramento which would ban the sale and distribution of shark fins in san francisco in use of a delicacy. it is an expensive delicacy and prompted concerns fishermen are you move the finthrow the rest of the shark away. >> at first owe, as i said who -- yee said it was culturally sensitive now he says i strongly support efforts to protect endangered sharks and stop the practice of shark finning but he still opposes a complete ban. he made book with restaurant owners and came out against it
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